100 Days Project

Rhiannon and Fox: A Super Hero a day

As a mother of sons, super heroes are big in our house. I find I'm constantly learning about their special powers, real life names, which super gang they belong to and if they're Marvel or DC. Fox is almost 5 years old and he loves to draw, and usually it's a Superhero. So Fox and I are going to create a collaborative Super Hero artwork each day. Fox will draw the picture and I will add colour.

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Day 88:

Day 88: Steel

John Henry Irons has no superhuman abilities; however, he is an extraordinary inventor and engineer, and a natural athlete who frequently displays an impressive degree of strength. In addition, he wears a suit of powered armor which grants him flight, enhanced strength, and endurance. Steel modified his suit many times through his career. The initial "Man of Steel" design was armed with a wrist-mounted rivet gun and the sledgehammer (like the one used by his namesake John Henry) that was ubiquitous for most of his designs. The original design on his breastplate featured a metal version of Superman's "S" insignia in tribute to the (temporarily) deceased hero, which Irons removed after the return of Superman. Two later armor designs incorporated a similar, but different, "S" symbol. A large hammer is also a key weapon in the suit's arsenal. His most current "smart hammer" hits harder the farther it is thrown, is capable of independent flight, and has an on-board computer guidance and analysis system capable of detecting a target's stress points.